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Testing at the Conference

The Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) has approved this program for awarding contact hours to be credited to recertification records for continuing education. 120 hours are required for recertification, and recertification must be done every three years. Submit your professional development hours here for recertification.

ICCP examinations for the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) will be held at the conference. The Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) IS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD designation for Data Management professionals, providing an independent, qualified and accurate assessment of their comprehension and knowledge of Data Management, which can be used to enhance personal career development and advancement. Additional information about the CDMP is available from DAMA.

What is new in 2010 are four data exams aligned with the DAMA-DMBOK. The new exams are the Data Management Core, Data Development, Data Warehousing, and Data Operations and Security exams. They are replacing the Data Management and DBA exams, both of which will be retired at a future point of time.

These exams are being offered as beta exams at this conference. Beta exams are FREE to take. You will have to fill out an application, but no payment is expected unless you are taking other exams, applying this exam towards the CDMP, or applying this exam towards recertification credit with a conversion fee of $195 (regular exam price is $285) payable to the ICCP.

Beta exams are similar to regular exams as each exam contains 100 multiple choice questions plus 10 extra beta questions (110 questions in total) to be completed in 90 minutes. However, the scores have to be reviewed and adjusted by the DAMA / ICCP team after all the results have been received. Scores may be adjusted upwards, but will NOT be adjusted downwards on review of the performance of questions. Unadjusted scores are immediately available after the exam has been completed. Official scores will be available after the DAMA / ICCP team meets again – which is sometime after the beta exam period ends on June 30, 2010.

If you are starting your CDMP in 2010, there are new exam requirements: IS Core (mandatory), Data Management Core (mandatory) and one data exam of your choice, e.g. Data Development, Data Operations and Security, Data and Information Quality, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics, or Zachman Enterprise Architecture Framework2.

As an added bonus at Enterprise Data World 2010, all exam candidates can take the exams on a “pay if you pass” basis.  ICCP's 2010 DAMA member rate is $285 for each exam ($350 for non members), paid only if you pass at 50% correct or better. This applies to all exams other than beta exams, e.g. IS Core exam.

You will need to bring your own laptop. The exams run off a USB drive. You may take an exam of choice during any of these open exam sessions. Three exams are required for the CDMP.
   
     Sunday  1:30 – 3:00 pm
     Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30pm
     Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00pm
     Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00pm


NOTE: Before January 30, 2010, pre-payment of exams can be done through the ICCP office at the $250 rate per exam. Call 847.299.4227 or 800.843.8227 or email office@iccp.org. On-site registration and payment can be done in the exam room.

A CDMP Exam Preparation Workshop is scheduled at 10:00 am to 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 14. Also, check the conference agenda schedule as there are additional presentations on the CDMP.

Available CDMP Exams


To satisfy the examination requirements for the CDMP designation, a candidate must pass the IS Core exam, Data Management Core and one exam of your choice.

There are a number of exams to be offered at the conference including the three data oriented exams developed by DAMA and the ICCP. Exam subject outlines are available at http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/outlines.html.

IS Core examination covers a range of topics that are considered to be the knowledge required of every information systems and information technology professional today. There are no specific educational or experience requirements that must be met in order to take this examination, but an examinee that does not have a broad background in systems and technology, from either formal education or range of experience, typically will find it difficult to pass. 

Business Intelligence & Analytics  examination is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the concepts and practices for the effective use of data and information analysis to support management decision-making and to drive positive business results. The candidate will be tested on both business and technical topics including business intelligence concepts and roles, business management perspectives, analytics techniques and usage, and business intelligence/decision support systems lifecycle and technologies. Many topics are covered in DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 9.

Data & Information Quality examination tests the candidate’s knowledge of the theory and professional practices, associated with the quality of data and information. Topics include data and information quality concepts, process and roles; data and information quality audit process, data and information quality remediation; and data and information quality activities. Most of the topics are covered in DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 12.

Data Development
(beta) examination tests the data management professional’s knowledge of data development activities as depicted in Chapter 5 of the DAMA-DMBOK. Topics range from data modeling analysis, design and solution (conceptual, logical and physical) to detailed data design, data model and design quality management, and data implementation.

Data Management Core (beta) examination tests the data management professional’s broad knowledge of the ten functions of the Data Management process as depicted in the DAMA-DMBOK. The functions include Data Governance, Data Architecture Management, Data Development, Data Operations Management, Data Security Management, Reference and Master Data Management, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Management, Document and Content Management, Meta-data Management, and Data Quality Management.

Data Operations and Security (beta) examination tests the data management professional’s knowledge of theory and practices of both data operations (DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 6) and data security (DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 7). Topics include database support; DMBS environment; SQL considerations; data technology management; definition of data security policies, standards, controls and procedures; management of user access and behavior; classification of information confidentiality; and auditing data security.

Data Warehousing
examination is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the theory and practice of data warehousing from the warehouse infrastructure creation/maintenance, analysis/design, data acquisition/cleansing to implementation/operation. It also tests the knowledge of theory and practice of the data warehousing function, organizational skills required, and roles and responsibilities of the data warehousing professional within the enterprise.    Many topics are covered in DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 9.

Zachman Enterprise Architecture Framework
2 examination is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the theory and practice of using the Zachman Framework2 for Enterprise Architecture. Topics include concepts and roles, planning for the Framework, models analysis and development, and infrastructure management.  Zachman Framework topics are covered in DAMA-DMBOK, Chapter 4.

Additional Information

The DAMA-DMBOK can be ordered through www.amazon.com.

The CDMP Exam Guide, DAMA Data Management Exam Guide, DAMA Data Warehousing Exam Guide, and IS Core study materials can be ordered through the ICCP: http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/materials.html.

DAMA ICCP Directors can be reached at ICCP_Liaison@DAMA.org.

The ICCP can be contacted for further information via email office@iccp.org or the ICCP web site, www.iccp.org.

For the CDMP Mastery Level: Candidates must pass each exam, e.g. the IS Core (mandatory), Data Management Core (mandatory) and one data specialty exam of your choice at the 70% level or higher.

For the CDMP Practitioner Level: Candidates must pass each exam, e.g. the IS Core (mandatory), Data Management Core (mandatory), and one data specialty exam of your choice at the 50% level or higher.

For the Proficiency Certificate: Candidates must pass the specialty (other than the IS Core) at the 70% level.

For the CDMP Mastery Level: Candidates must pass each exam, e.g. the Core, one data exam and one specialty exam of your choice at the 70% level or higher.

For the CDMP Practitioner Level: Candidates must pass each exam, e.g. the Core, one data exam and one specialty exam of your choice at the 50% level or higher.

For the Proficiency Certificate: Candidates must pass the specialty (other than the IS Core) at the 70% level.


Performance Profile
For paid exams, all candidates will receive a detailed official performance profile if they pass over the 50% level. The performance profile details how well they did on what sections. It is a great tool for identifying strengths and weaknesses. It presents a gap analysis between what a candidate knows and what he/she does not know.